When Bored, Contemplate Reality
1. People keep quoting Einstein’s definition of insanity (you know, the one about how doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is a definition of insanity). Einstein was a good enough physicist but I am not sure he is right about sanity. When people keep doing the same thing and expect different results they are killing two very important psychological birds with one stone: they are getting to have the comfort of the status quo in the present while also maintaining a sense of hope for things being different in the future. As far as I am concerned this combination of familiarity and hope is a good enough definition of psychological sanity.
2. A circle in time is a very different “thing” than a circle in space. A housing bubble is a very different “thing” than a soap bubble. Modern-day apes that we are, we run on the software of language that makes mind-forms out of the thing-less things that constitute the seamless and ever-variable sum-total of the here-and-now reality.
3.Consciousness is a mirror (of reality). Mind is a moment-specific, time-specific, location-specific reflection of this reality on the mirror that is consciousness. Wipe the mirror of your consciousness clean because the reality (that you were reflecting a moment ago with your mind-content) has already changed. Reflect that which is.
In sum, when bored, contemplate reality and your relationship to it.
Source: Somov | Mindstream
Somov, P. (2013). When Bored, Contemplate Reality. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 28, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2013/06/when-bored-contemplate-reality/